Senior Vice-President for Antitrust, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Sean Heather is Senior Vice President for International Regulatory Affairs and Antitrust. In this role, he leads the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation (GRC), which seeks to align trade, regulatory, and competition policy in support of open and competitive markets, and oversees the Chamber’s antitrust policy on behalf of its members.
On the international level, Sean directs policy related to data governance, cross-border data flows, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and other emerging regulatory frameworks related to the digital transformation of the economy. In addition, he is responsible for policy related to foreign direct investment and investment screening. His efforts also focus on advancing sound regulatory practices as the foundation of better regulation and cooperation across jurisdictions.
Further, Sean as made significant contributions to update trade disciplines that address issues ranging from competition policy and state-owned enterprises to regulatory cooperation and digital trade.
Heather has held a variety of positions during his long career at the Chamber. He served in the Congressional and Public Affairs Division and was head of the Chamber’s regional office in Chicago.
Before joining the Chamber, Heather worked for the Illinois comptroller and with several political campaigns across the state. He holds an undergraduate degree and an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois.